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heycar review

      Launch year
      2016
      Body type
      Van
      Fuel type
      Diesel
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Yet another Renault Trafic variant

Best bits

  • All versions will carry three Euro pallets
  • Powered by Renault's 1.6 or 2.0 dCi diesel engines
  • Backed by Nissan's comprehensive five-year warranty

Not so great

  • More expensive to buy new than the Renault Trafic and Vauxhall Vivaro
  •  Ford Transit Custom is better to drive
  • Relatively rare on the used market

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Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict on the Nissan NV300

"The Nissan NV300 is the sister van to the impressive Renault Trafic. Like its French counterpart, it majors on everyday comfort and practicality. However, unlike Renault, Nissan backs its medium-sized panel van with a comprehensive five-year 100,000 mile warranty as standard."

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Available in two load lengths and two heights, the Nissan NV300 will easily carry three Euro pallets or up to 10 plasterboard sheets of 2.5 metres, while a bulkhead hatch - standard on Acenta and Tekna trims - will extend the load length to accommodate a couple of ladders or large planks of wood.


With maximum payloads ranging from 1073g to 1310kg and gross vehicle weights spanning from 2.7 to 2.9 tonnes, the NV300 is hugely capable when it comes to moving considerable loads.


The NV300 is powered by a Renault-sourced 1.6-litre dCi engine, available with 95PS, 120PS, 125PS and 145PS - the two former are single turbo, while the latter pair use a twin-turbocharger. All are linked to a six-speed manual gearbox (there's no auto option) and all of the engines use AdBlue. Claimed economy ranges from 43 to 47mpg.  


In 2020 a 2.0 dCi engine was added to the NV300 line-up, with 120PS, 145PS or 170PS. A dual clutch automatic gearbox was also added, while the 1.6 dCi was scaled back to a sole 95PS version. 


All versions of the NV300 are easy to drive, with nicely weighted steering and a comfortable, car-like, driving position. The ride is excellent and this, combined with the low levels of exterior noise, makes it easy to drive the NV300 for long periods without feeling tired.


Like many modern vans, the interior has a number of features that allow the driver to transform the cab into a mobile office. There's an optional laptop table, clipboard and mounting points for a smartphone and tablet computer. All NV300s get three seats up front, although legroom in the middle seat is a little restricted due to the position of the gearbox, which might make it a tight fit for a trio of large adults.


If the truth be told, the NV300 is not very much different to the Renault Trafic and older Vauxhall Vivaro in the metal. It uses the same body and engines. The interior is almost identical too, bar some slight changes in trim. However, the Nissan is backed by a longer warranty, which makes it much more appealing when it comes to long term running costs. If you're in the market for a mid sized van, also consider the Ford Transit Custom and the Volkswagen Transporter.

Ready to get your top quality Nissan Nv300?

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  • All quality checked

Nissan Nv300

1.6 dCi 120ps H1 Acenta Van

  • 2020
  • 3,931 miles
  • Wessex Nissan Bristol (Cribbs Causeway)
  • Bristol, BS345BZ
Price (ex VAT):£17,395
HP: £479.84/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £479.84, Customer Deposit: £2,609.00, Total Deposit: £2,609.25, Total Charge For Credit: £2,488.49, Total Amount Payable: £19,883.49, Representative APR: 10.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.61%

Nissan Nv300

1.6 dCi 120ps H1 Acenta Crew Van

  • 2019
  • 10,377 miles
  • Lookers Nissan Gateshead
  • Durham, NE100AZ
Price:£19,499
HP: £530.70/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £530.70, Customer Deposit: £2,924.00, Total Deposit: £2,924.85, Total Charge For Credit: £2,531.05, Total Amount Payable: £22,030.05, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.09%

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Prices, versions and specification

Ask the heycar experts: common questions

Which body types is the Nissan NV300 available in?

The Nissan NV300 is available as a Panel Van, Crew Van, Combi Van or Platform Cab with choices for length (L1H1 to L2H2).

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How many passengers does a Nissan NV300 hold?

The standard panel van will hold three (including driver), while up to nine will fit into the Combi variant.

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What engine does the Nissan NV300 have?

The NV300 comes with a 1.6-litre dCi engine, with Euro 6 emissions standards. Power output ranges between 95hp and 145hp.

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